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  1. you need to zero the z axis. depends on the...

    you need to zero the z axis.
    depends on the firmware and slicer how you do it.

    Usually it's through the control panel.
    Is your z stop at the top or bottom of the machine ?

    ie: what happens...
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    yes it would be - but it doesn't actually exist...

    yes it would be - but it doesn't actually exist :-)

    Intel real sense promised great things. But they have yet to appear.
  3. okay - direct drive extruder right ? Yeah short...

    okay - direct drive extruder right ?
    Yeah short fast retractions are best for that.

    Looks like a decent bit of kit.

    Where have you got the filament mounted ?
    Ideally with an i3 it should...
  4. lol alternatively get an entire kit delievered...

    lol alternatively get an entire kit delievered the next day for around $15:...
  5. what printer is it. The retractions are...

    what printer is it.

    The retractions are weird. very slow and very long. 3mm at 70mm/s would probably work better.

    Looks like it's printing too fast, definitely under extrusion.
    Could be a...
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    for the price you can do much better. printers...

    for the price you can do much better.
    printers with idex (independant dual extruders) would be better.
    the bcn3d sigma is about the same price as the ultimaker.
    then there's the latest...
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    News good machines.

    good machines.
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    if it was me and I had someone elses money to...

    if it was me and I had someone elses money to spend I'd get a https://www.scaninabox.com/
    scan in a box machine. Structured light scanner.
    (didn't realise faro had bought them out).

    That said...
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    entered the comp. Then looked at the price of...

    entered the comp.
    Then looked at the price of your 10watt diode laser.
    Holy mother !
    for the same price as your 8.5 watt diode, I can get a 40watt cabinet laser engraver.
    Can't find a uk...
  10. that looks pretty good for nylon.

    that looks pretty good for nylon.
  11. while being extremely impressed with your...

    while being extremely impressed with your manufacturing skills.
    An e3d v6 clone costs about $10 - delivered from ebay/. With all tubes, fan, shroud etc

    I know for a fact I couldn't drill out a...
  12. lol spammer - he's gone :-) So why do you...

    lol spammer - he's gone :-)


    So why do you want to replace a board you have yet to even try ?

    An awful lot of issues we get round here are precisely that - people chopping and changing the...
  13. have to admit I've never set fire to filament. ...

    have to admit I've never set fire to filament.
    But the different chemicals that are used to make the different colours will most likely burn differently.
    Probably wouldn't read too much into that....
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    nothing to do with us - we just clear the spam :-)

    nothing to do with us - we just clear the spam :-)
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    odd that it's just at that particuler height. ...

    odd that it's just at that particuler height.

    The enders use a bowden feed system. Could be your getting constriction at that height and the filament isn't feeding properly.

    With it being...
  16. um, it should be BLOWING. Usually the fan label...

    um, it should be BLOWING.
    Usually the fan label goes on the inside - check that.

    Have you tried printing the graphite at a higher temperature ?
    The current trend seems to have People printing...
  17. on a more positive note - have a look at...

    on a more positive note - have a look at openscad: http://www.openscad.org/
    And tinkercad: https://www.tinkercad.com/
    Probably not a great idea to dive in with a full blown commercial poackage :-)
  18. it was over 4 years ago. so - probably not :-)

    it was over 4 years ago.
    so - probably not :-)
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    what he said - BUT: generally the more...

    what he said - BUT:
    generally the more expensive printers are easier to use and don't require quite as much knowlege to use and don't need as much modifying to make it work properly.

    Probably...
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    might help if we knew what the hell it was :-)...

    might help if we knew what the hell it was :-)
    you know like a decent picture of the entire thing.
  21. i use my fingers. No idea on the probe - never...

    i use my fingers.

    No idea on the probe - never had one :-)
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    the printer uses x3g files - so just ignore the...

    the printer uses x3g files - so just ignore the gcode.

    Try using flashprint instead of simplify3d - I find it works much better on my rep clone printer. Particularly for dual prints, which I've...
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    guess it depends what design program you are...

    guess it depends what design program you are using.
    In openscad I'd make a very large torus and use a section with the same curvature as the bridge to make the channels.

    I think most whysiwig...
  24. both flashprint and simplify3d have settings to...

    both flashprint and simplify3d have settings to reduce or increase the gaps between surfaces.
    so essentially 'sanding' or 'adding' material.

    No idea if cura or any other slicers do this as well.
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    it's an injection moulded commercial product. ...

    it's an injection moulded commercial product.
    he says it's commercial - so highly unlikely to be 3d printed.
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